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The big announcement for the 2017 Ricochet Academy Award Politicization Fantasy League happened on this week’s HWX. Full rules, player rosters and scoring categories are below.

Ricochet members, please enter your selections in the comments section. Non-Ricochet members, please send them via email at: [email protected]

Rules

Review the list of presenters and nominees and pick the 5 individuals you think are most likely to deliver politicized content during the 2017 Oscars broadcast. That is your fantasy team.

At least 1 selection must be a nominee and at least 1 must be a presenter. *Emma Stone is presenting and a nominee, for purposes of selection she will be considered a nominee, but points awarded for political speech in either role.

Submit your list of five in the comments section, or send via email to: [email protected]
Points awarded for scoring categories, for explicit mention or clear allusion — via comment, gesture, symbol, or text. Official scoring to be done by judges panel. All decisions are final.
Eligible mentions occur during broadcast of awards ceremony only (not red carpet or after party/interviews).
Multiple mentions of same category scores multiple times.
Contestants for best film are inclusive of all producers (or whomever) may accept award.
Host (Jimmy Kimmel) not included in the Field category.

Players

————– Pick 5 Total —————
Presenters

(Pick at least 1)

Nominees

(Pick at least 1)

Halle Berry Denis Villeneuve
Jamie Dornan Mel Gibson
Chris Evans Damien Chazelle
Gael Garcia Bernal Kenneth Lonergan
Samuel L. Jackson Barry Jenkins
Scarlett Johansson Casey Affleck
Dakota Johnson Andrew Garfield
Kate McKinnon Ryan Gosling
Shirley MacLaine Viggo Mortensen
Hailee Steinfeld Denzel Washington
Leonardo DiCaprio Isabelle Huppert
Brie Larson Ruth Negga
Mark Rylance Natalie Portman
Alicia Vikander Emma Stone*
Amy Adams Meryl Streep
Riz Ahmed Mahershala Ali
Javier Bardem Jeff Bridges
John Cho Lucas Hedges
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Dev Patel
Felicity Jones Michael Shannon
Leslie Mann Viola Davis
Janelle Monáe Naomie Harris
David Oyelowo Nicole Kidman
Charlize Theron Octavia Spencer
Michelle Williams
Arrival – Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, Aaron Ryder, and David Linde
Fences – Scott Rudin, Denzel Washington, and Todd Black
Hacksaw Ridge – Bill Mechanic and David Permut
Hell or High Water – Carla Hacken and Julie Yorn
Hidden Figures – Donna Gigliotti, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, Pharrell Williams, and Theodore Melfi
La La Land – Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, and Marc Platt
Lion – Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, and Angie Fielder
Manchester by the Sea – Matt Damon, Kimberly Steward, Chris Moore, Lauren Beck, and Kevin J. Walsh
Moonlight – Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner, and Jeremy Kleiner
Field (any others)

Scoring Categories:

People Points
Adolph Hitler 10
Vladimir Putin 7
Joe McCarthy 7
Donald Trump 5
Hillary Clinton 5
Barack Obama 5
Michelle Obama 5
Bernie Sanders 5
Elizabeth Warren 5
Ruth Bader Ginsberg 5
Al Gore 5
Beyonce 5
Mike Pence 3
Steve Bannon 3
Stephen Miller 3
Kelly Anne Conway 3
Jeff Sessions 3
Neil Gorsuch 3
Other cabinet member/administration official 2
Isms/Phobias/Accusations Points
Nazism 5
Fascism 5
Orange/Cheetos (Trump) 4
Un-American 3
Deplorable 3
Evil 3
Lies 3
Racism 2
Homophobia 2
Transgenderism 2
Islamophobia 2
Sexism 2
Intolerance 2
Ignorance 2
Xenophobia 2
Nativism 2
Close-minded 2
Arrogant 2
Corrupt 2
Hate (general) 1
Issues/Actions Points
Alternative facts 4
Russian Hacking 4
DAPL (Dakota Access Pipeline) 4
Black Lives Matter 4
Make America Great Again (Derisive) 4
The Wall (with Mexico) 4
Impeachment 4
Call for military coup 4
Call for violence (general) 4
“Resistance” 4
“Persist” 4
Global Warming/Climate Change 3
Muslim Ban 3
Women oppressed in Hollywood 3
Women wage gap (general) 3
Planned Parenthood/Choice/”Women’s Health” 3
Privilege 3
Unconstitutional 3
Censorship 3
Guns 3
Wild Cards Points
All Lives Matter 15
Make America Great Again (earnest) 15
Trump complimented (general) 15

Again, Ricochet members enter your team in the comments, non-Members, email to: [email protected]. Good luck!

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  1. Umbra Fractus Coolidge
    Umbra Fractus Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Who’s keeping score?

    Cause if we have to do it ourselves, that’d mean actually watching the show, which means I’m out.

    • #1
    • February 20, 2017, at 11:53 AM PST
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  2. Brian Ward Contributor
    Brian Ward

    Umbra Fractus (View Comment):
    Who’s keeping score?

    Cause if we have to do it ourselves, that’d mean actually watching the show, which means I’m out.

    No need to keep score yourself. An elite panel of judges will do the official scoring for the game and results will be released next day.

    • #2
    • February 20, 2017, at 12:00 PM PST
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  3. ToryWarWriter Thatcher

    The Nihilist in Golf Pants is the one keeping score.

    • #3
    • February 20, 2017, at 12:03 PM PST
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  4. ToryWarWriter Thatcher

    Chris Evans

    Samuel L

    Leonardo

    Mel Gibson

    Denzel Washington. ( I am convinced he is the secret President of the Sons of Abe).

    • #4
    • February 20, 2017, at 12:05 PM PST
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  5. Brian Ward Contributor
    Brian Ward

    BREAKING NEWS: Prizes just announced for top 3 scores

    Highest Score: Ricochet t-shirt and appearance on HWX

    Secind and Third Highest Score: Ricochet Coffee mugs

    Ties to be broken by random draw

    • #5
    • February 20, 2017, at 12:15 PM PST
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  6. The Executive Courier Inactive

    May I suggest scoring for “fake news” references?

    • #6
    • February 20, 2017, at 12:35 PM PST
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  7. Odysseus Inactive

    OK, here goes:

    Leonardo DiCaprio
    and
    Casey Affleck
    Naomie Harris
    Emma Stone
    Field (any others)

    • #7
    • February 20, 2017, at 12:42 PM PST
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  8. Umbra Fractus Coolidge
    Umbra Fractus Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Brian Ward (View Comment):

    Umbra Fractus (View Comment):
    Who’s keeping score?

    Cause if we have to do it ourselves, that’d mean actually watching the show, which means I’m out.

    No need to keep score yourself. An elite panel of judges will do the official scoring for the game and results will be released next day.

    I that case:

    Jackson, DiCaprio, Portman, Streep, and Mortensen.

    • #8
    • February 20, 2017, at 1:11 PM PST
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  9. Paul Happe Contributor

    Although I’m not technically eligible for prizes, I will enter just for fun:

    Jackson, Johansson, McKinnon, Mann, Williams

    • #9
    • February 20, 2017, at 1:31 PM PST
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  10. Brian Ward Contributor
    Brian Ward

    For demonstration purposes only, my fantasy team:

    DiCaprio, MacLaine, Garcia Bernal, Johansson, Portman

    • #10
    • February 20, 2017, at 1:52 PM PST
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  11. DJ EJ Member

    Presenters:

    Kate McKinnon

    Leonardo DiCaprio

    Shirley MacLaine

    Nominees:

    Viola Davis

    Damien Chazelle

    • #11
    • February 20, 2017, at 3:44 PM PST
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  12. WinterMute Coolidge

    DiCaprio

    McKinnon

    Stone (Emma, not The Rock)

    Berry

    Theron

    • #12
    • February 20, 2017, at 7:21 PM PST
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  13. DocJay Inactive

    I’m going to win. Line up secret, shhhhh. I got Scar Jo though, oh yeah she’s mine.

    • #13
    • February 21, 2017, at 12:18 AM PST
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  14. Odysseus Inactive

    I see everyone except Paul has picked DiCaprio. Could I change my pick to 4 DiCaprios and a Stone?

    • #14
    • February 21, 2017, at 5:00 AM PST
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  15. Brian Ward Contributor
    Brian Ward

    DocJay (View Comment):
    I’m going to win. Line up secret, shhhhh. I got Scar Jo though, oh yeah she’s mine.

    Come on DocJay, reveal the full line up. History demands this knowledge!

    • #15
    • February 21, 2017, at 8:05 PM PST
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  16. Matt Bartle Member
    Matt Bartle Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    OK, I let my wife make our picks, so if we don’t win I can blame her:

    Nominee:

    • Octavia Spencer

    Presenters:

    • Samuel L. Jackson
    • Shirley MacLaine
    • Leonardo DiCaprio
    • Leslie Mann
    • #16
    • February 22, 2017, at 6:59 PM PST
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  17. WinterMute Coolidge

    Tonight is the night!

    • #17
    • February 26, 2017, at 11:11 AM PST
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  18. Podkayne of Israel Member

    Who won? Who won? This is the first time in years I’ve wanted to know? 

    How might this concept be applied to other ordeals in our lives?

    • #18
    • February 26, 2017, at 11:05 PM PST
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  19. WinterMute Coolidge

    Damn. I think I got completely skunked.

    • #19
    • February 27, 2017, at 10:49 AM PST
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  20. Brian Ward Contributor
    Brian Ward

    And the Ricochet winners of the 2017 Oscar’s Politicization Fantasy League are:

    @michaelbrehm 19 points

    @odysseus 18 points

    @eustacecscrubb 15 points

    In truth, we’re all losers. Or at least those of us watching the whole agonizing slog of the broadcast were losers. But the game was the thing and 11 instances of politicization were documented during the ceremony. Full details and stats coming in the next HWX broadcast later this week. Stay tuned!

    And winners, I’ll be sending a Ricochet message for contact info for the delivery of your glamorous prizes.

    • #20
    • February 27, 2017, at 6:22 PM PST
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